My first video with LGBTeens (LGBTv) on Transgender Stereotypes! Please watch the video, share the video, and comment on youtube! Next week I will be doing a question week. Leave questions in the comments and I will answer them next week in a video! =]
I think I got it from photobucket. If you want, I can try to copy and paste the code into an answer to an ask in a way that you’ll be able to see it? If that doesn’t work, I can try to find it for you and then link you to it.
I have never had a real binder, but I will hopefully be getting one soon.
When I do, I’ll make a post about how it works and add pictures. :)
However, I know from experience that what works best for me is the back brace method I described on my Binding Tips page. As long as I’m wearing a somewhat baggy t-shirt, it makes me look flat-chested (like in the picture where I’m wearing the white JROTC t-shirt, at the bottom of the page).
To use this method, you should get a backbrace.
Mine looks like this:
In the above picture, that is how you would wear the brace (which is a posture corrective back brace) normally, but for your purposes, you will put the brace on backwards.
Next, take the bottom and pull it up, doubling up the brace over your chest. You will need to use at least two safety pins.
You will want to wear a thin, soft, but somewhat tight sports bra underneath the brace and also one on top.
To complete the look, lift up your makeshift binder and smoosh your boobs down and off to the side.
I’ve heard that layering can help with binding like this.
I know when I wear a t-shirt and then put on a button-up over it, I look even more flat-chested. Jackets/hoodies also help.
In reference to the real binders, I plan on buying this binder (It’s called the The Concealer FTM Chest Binder: Disguised Inner Panels for Extreme Chest Compression. You can find it at Underworks, here). I’ve researched different methods and how different binders work, and this is the one everyone has recommended.
I’ve heard things about binders running small, but I’ve also heard of them stretching out after a few times of use…So I think I’m just going to get the recommended size on the site.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you need anymore assistance or have any other questions.
We are no longer classified as mentally ill. That label was removed from us by the DSM-5.
The first meeting was last Monday, at 7:30, in the Russell-Union.
It was AWESOME!
There was so much acceptance, happiness, and rainbows going around! I LOVED IT!
It made me so happy, and I made lots of new friends.
I can’t wait for more of the meetings, and I can’t wait to go to Savannah Pride!
Yes, we are called Hell Yeah Trans* Love. But that does NOT mean we discriminate against anyone, including Cis-Gender people. Not all the admins have the same views on the same things and that is perfectly ok. Just as long as none of the admins are discriminating against anyone. We are here to help people under the Trans* Umbrella find love and/or friendship, whether it be from another person under that Trans* Umbrella or from a Cis-Gender person. I, myself, have nothing against any gender whether it’s Transgender or Cis-Gender. If you feel you are being discriminated against in ANY way, please bring it to our attention and it will be take care of immediately!
Edit: I second this! Love is love. And a human is a human. :) - Stan
There has to be some kind of balance.
We have to all work together if we hope to achieve harmony.
It is important to keep communication open and civil. If a Cis person does or says something you don’t like, calmly explain to them why you don’t like it and how they can fix it. A lot of Cis people will be happy to oblige.
Granted, we have to be willing to give a little slack, too. If we want them to do things for us, then we have to do things for them; likewise, if we want them to include us, then we have to include them.
That being said, it’s important to take care of ourselves, too. So if the Cis person refuses to try to work things out with you and refuses to - for example - stop calling you a “faggot,” then you should, of course, stay away from them and have nothing to do with them.
But trying to make the world receive us lovingly and then going around yelling “ALL CIS PEOPLE ARE SUCH SCUM. THEY NEED TO JUST STOP. UGH. I HATE THEM,” is definitely not getting the right message across. How can they love us when we do to them exactly what we accuse them of doing to us?
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
“Defeat your enemies with love.”
Just some thoughts.
There it is again - that dark little thought in the back of your mind that keeps popping up every time you try to push it back down. It keeps pestering you and making you feel bad. You find yourself thinking about it at all the wrong times and in all the wrong places. It’s that one thought that you feel like just needs to be said, but you’re too afraid to say it. Or maybe you don’t have anyone to say it to - no one to tell, no one to listen to what you think or how you feel.
Well, no longer! This blog is here to let you confess all of your Trans*/LGBTQ thoughts! Express yourself anonymously, and get those damn things off your chest and out of your mind! Sometimes, all we need is a little venting to make ourselves feel better, and even more than that, we need to know there are others out there who feel the same, think the same, and are going through the same things.
GETTIN’ REAL FUCKIN’ TIRED OF YOUR BULLSHIT, FACEBOOK
MY NEXT FEW POSTS WILL BE UPDATES ON WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON WITH ME.
THEY WILL BE ADDED TO MY FTM PAGE.